Events - Jul 4, 2018

Below you will find the most comprehensive list of upcoming events, family activities, and things to do in L.A. with kids.  Browse through all of the events, or use the convenient search tool below to find the specific types of events you are looking for.

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. through July 31, 2018. One great ship is saluting another in this exhibit. On display at the Queen Mary is nearly 100...

06/01/2017 - 07/31/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Sidewalk Speedsters: The Grown-Up World of Children’s Cars Exhibit

Sidewalk Speedsters: The Grown-Up World of Children’s Cars Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 16-Oct. 31. Children have longed loved to pretend that they are driving fast cars. Sometimes, kids' toy cars are so cool...

12/16/2017 - 10/31/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Rainforest Adventure Exhibit

Rainforest Adventure Exhibit

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Get lost in an exploration of the world's tropical rainforests. Guests can pretend to be research assistants - complete with costumes, binoculars,...

01/20/2018 - 09/09/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Porsche Effect Exhibit

The Porsche Effect Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 3-Jan. 27, 2019. The Petersen Automotive Museum's new exhibit "The Porsche Effect" celebrates the worldwide impact of the car company's legendary...

02/03/2018 - 01/27/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Genghis Khan: The Exhibition

Genghis Khan: The Exhibition

Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 16-Aug. 19. While Genghis Khan has an age-old reputation of a conqueror and a barbarian, he also was a law-maker, democratizer, and...

02/16/2018 - 08/19/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A.

Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A.

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 9-Aug. 18 (closed July 4). How rare is it to see the mural L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective? This marks the...

03/09/2018 - 08/18/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibit

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibit

California Science Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24-Jan. 6. Celebrating the centennial of the discovery of King Tut's tomb, this immersive exhibition (presented by the Egyptian Ministry of...

03/24/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pandas in IMAX

Pandas in IMAX

California Science Center, L.A., CA

times vary April 6-Sept. 3. The filmmakers from the acclaimed IMAX documentaries Born to Be Wild and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar take audiences on an exciting and educational new...

04/06/2018 - 09/03/2018: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Pixar Fest

Pixar Fest

Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim, CA

Hours vary, April 13-Sept. 3. Disneyland and California Adventure will be pixilated by all this things Pixar this spring and summer. Disneyland presents a new...

04/13/2018 - 09/03/2018: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour's Justice League Exhibit

Warner Bros. Studio Tour's Justice League Exhibit

Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank, CA

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood just got a little more super. That is because of its new exhibit that is all...

05/05/2018 - 12/29/2018: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Candytopia

Candytopia

Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA

10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun. through July 4. This immersive candy-themed art exhibit is something like Wonkaland come to life. The two-level,...

05/15/2018 - 07/04/2018: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Growing Habitat: LA’s Wildlife & Descanso Exhibition

Growing Habitat: LA’s Wildlife & Descanso Exhibition

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California

10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 21-Aug. 19. Descanso's new special exhibit focuses on the relationship between the wildlife and humans who both live in great L.A.,...

05/21/2018 - 08/19/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Dinosaurs Around The World Exhibit

Dinosaurs Around The World Exhibit

Discovery Cube LA, Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26-Sept. 3. Dino lovers will be decamping to the Discovery Cube this summer to explore the new "Dinosaurs Around the World"...

05/26/2018 - 09/03/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Becoming Los Angeles Exhibition

Becoming Los Angeles Exhibition

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1-Dec. 31 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25). Discover how Los Angeles became Los Angeles. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles...

06/01/2018 - 12/31/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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25¢ a Play: The Art of the Videocade Exhibit

25¢ a Play: The Art of the Videocade Exhibit

Peekaboo Gallery, Pasadena, CA

11 a.m.-7 pm. through July 31. The first exhibit at the newly open Peekaboo Gallery salutes classic coin-op video arcade games and pinball machines of...

06/05/2018 - 07/31/2018: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Grand Park’s Big LA Portrait Gallery

Grand Park’s Big LA Portrait Gallery

Grand Park, L.A., CA

For the second year, Grand Park plays host to a rather unusual art gallery. It will be up only at night, and it will be...

06/07/2018 - 07/04/2018: 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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Incredibles 2 At The El Capitan

Incredibles 2 At The El Capitan

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

10 a.m., 1:10 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and (Fri.-Sat) 10:30 p.m. June 14-July 29. The incredible has finally happened! The long-awaited Incredibles sequel has...

06/14/2018 - 07/29/2018: 10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Fairies vs. Trolls at the South Coast Botanic Garden

Fairies vs. Trolls at the South Coast Botanic Garden

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15-Aug. 31. This summer you can team up with the magical creatures who inhabit the beautiful Botanic Gardens. Join Team Fairies...

06/15/2018 - 08/31/2018: 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Electric Ocean at SeaWorld

Electric Ocean at SeaWorld

SeaWorld, San Diego, CA

10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 16-July 31. Electric Ocean will again light up the night at SeaWorld this summer combining the cool glow of bioluminescent lighting with...

06/16/2018 - 07/31/2018: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R&B, and Funk Photographs 1972–1982 Exhibit

Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R&B, and Funk Photographs 1972–1982 Exhibit

Grammy Museum, L.A., CA

10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 23-Aug. 1. This exhibition showcases a period in musical history as seen through the eyes of...

06/23/2018 - 08/01/2018: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

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Hollywood Bowl's July 4th Spectacular

Hollywood Bowl's July 4th Spectacular

Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA

7:30 p.m. July 2-4. Go, go to the Hollywood Bowl to enjoy your Independence Day "Vacation." Hear how Conductor Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl...

07/02/2018 - 07/04/2018: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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4th of July 5K

4th of July 5K

Riviera Village, Redondo Beach, CA

Get your Independence Day off to a fast start at this run, which has been a Redondo Beach tradition for 25 years. The 5K commences...

07/04/2018: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Channel Islands Harbor presents Fireworks by the Sea

Channel Islands Harbor presents Fireworks by the Sea

Channel Island Harbor, Oxnard, CA

Channel Islands Harbor celebrates the 4th of July with a full day of family activities. The Harbor will host a variety of activities throughout the...

07/04/2018: 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Resilient Women: The Art of Daggi Wallace Exhibit

Resilient Women: The Art of Daggi Wallace Exhibit

Soiland Humanities Center, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. June 18-Aug. 9. This exhibition is a compilation of Dagii Wallace's most recent work including an exploration of water, a focus...

07/04/2018: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Pacific Palisades' Independence Day Celebrations

Pacific Palisades' Independence Day Celebrations

Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA

Enjoy a full day of Fourth of July festivities in the Pacific Palisades. In the morning, there's the Palisades Will Rogers Run happening at the...

07/04/2018: 8:15 am - 10:00 pm

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Great American 4th of July

Great American 4th of July

Granada Beach, Long Beach, CA

Kids can welcome Independence Day in a patriotic way down in Long Beach. The morning begins with a kids patriotic speech contest (9:30 a.m.) and...

07/04/2018: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13-Sept. 3. Butterflies are taking flight again at NHMLA! Get up close to beautiful butterflies in its new Butterfly Pavilion. This...

07/04/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World Exhibit

Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World Exhibit

Getty Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., Sun., 10 a.m-9 p.m. March 27– Sept. 9. This exhibition is the first to provide a comprehensive examination of Egypt’s interactions...

07/04/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Congregation Tikvat Jacob's Parent and Me Class

Congregation Tikvat Jacob's Parent and Me Class

Congregation Tikvat Jacob, Manhattan Beach, California

Get together with other parents for songs, discussion, activities, parenting support, and making friends in a warm friendly Jewish environment. Classes are geared to children ages...

07/04/2018: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments Exhibition

GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments Exhibition

Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. May 3-Sept. 16. Fans of futbol (aka soccer) will get a kick out of this exhibit that presents an all-star lineup...

07/04/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles Exhibit

How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles Exhibit

California African American Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Feb. 8-Aug. 26. The California African American Museum presents this exhibit which explores Los Angeles' religious history,...

07/04/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011 Exhibition

Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011 Exhibition

Getty Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues–Fri. Sun. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat. June 26-October 21. Fashion photography's primary function is as advertising, but it can also be great...

07/04/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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In Focus: Expressions Exhibition

In Focus: Expressions Exhibition

Getty Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues–Fri. Sun. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat. May 22-October 7.  The human face has long been a central elements of art - from...

07/04/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Satoyama: Evolving with the Forest Photography Exhibition

Satoyama: Evolving with the Forest Photography Exhibition

Japan House Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. June 21-July 29. Considered the photo equivalent of “Jiro Dreams of Sushi," the heralded “Satoyama: Evolving with...

07/04/2018: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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The Autry's Imagined West Studios

The Autry's Imagined West Studios

The Autry Museum of the American West, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. This interactive installation is all about sparking children's imagination. Designed and built by artist Mac Maker, Imagined...

07/04/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The VOID and ILMxLAB's Hyper-Reality VR Experience

The VOID and ILMxLAB's Hyper-Reality VR Experience

Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport guests deep into the Star Wars universe allowing them to walk freely and untethered on an interactive...

07/04/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Pan for Gold at the Autry

Pan for Gold at the Autry

The Autry Museum of the American West, L.A., CA

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Learn how to pan for gold, just like how the 49ers did during the California gold rush!...

07/04/2018: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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South Pasadena Library's Festival of Balloons Parade

South Pasadena Library's Festival of Balloons Parade

South Pasadena Library, South Pasadena, CA

The South Pasadena Public Library celebrates July 4th with its own, unique tradition: the Festival of Balloons Parade. As part of the Summer Reading Program,...

07/04/2018: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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The Autry's Drop-In Summer Fun

The Autry's Drop-In Summer Fun

The Autry Museum of the American West, L.A., CA

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 19-Aug. 3. The Autry ups the fun levels during the summer. There will be scavenger hunts, dress-up photo booths, native plant...

07/04/2018: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Katherine Gray: As Clear as the Experience Exhibition

Katherine Gray: As Clear as the Experience Exhibition

Craft and Folk Art Museum, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. May 27-Sept. 9. The L.A.-based Katherine Gray makes art of glass. She is known for pairing her...

07/04/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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LAX Coastal 4th of July Parade

LAX Coastal 4th of July Parade

Loyola Blvd., L.A., CA

The theme for this year's Independence Day celebration is “Cities Across America.” Entries will salute cities such as Chicago, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Honolulu....

07/04/2018: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library Exhibit

Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library Exhibit

Annenberg Space For Photography, Century City, CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sun. April 21-Sept. 9. Culled from a collection of over 14 million pictures in the Library of Congress, the nearly 500 images...

07/04/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Old-fashioned Family Barn Dance and BBQ

Old-fashioned Family Barn Dance and BBQ

Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga, CA

Celebrate America's birthday with a good, old-fashion hoe-down. The Theatricum Botanicum's annual Independence Day party presents Activities a barn dance, pie-eating contest, watermelon seed-spitting contest,...

07/04/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California Exhibition

Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California Exhibition

Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. March 3-Sept. 2. From Buck Rogers to Blade Runner and beyond! This other-worldly exhibit explore the unique history of science fiction in Southern...

07/04/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly Exhibit

Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly Exhibit

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun. June 1-Oct. 29. This exhibition showcases how the modernist painter Ellsworth Kelly...

07/04/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Santa Monica: A Look Back to 1902 from Today Exhibition

Santa Monica: A Look Back to 1902 from Today Exhibition

Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica, CA

noon-8 p.m. Tues., Thur., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed., Fri., Sat. May 18-July 21. What did Santa Monica look like in 1902? As a child, local...

07/04/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths Exhibition

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths Exhibition

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Westwood, CA

noon-8 p.m. Wed., noon-5 p.m. Thur.-Sun. June 2-Dec. 30. Organized by the Fowler, this exhibit holds over 225 works of art, including all sorts of...

07/04/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Crown: Imaging a Royal World Exhibition

The Crown: Imaging a Royal World Exhibition

The Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. May 12-July 29. The free multimedia exhibit showcases costumes, photography, art pieces and other items from season 2 of the Netflix period...

07/04/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., CA

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 1-Sept. 1. Explore the amazingly creative mind of Jim Henson in this comprehensive exhibit that features his...

07/04/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Red, White and Boom!

Red, White and Boom!

Legoland, Carlsbad, CA

Legoland explodes with holiday fun on the Fourth of July party. During the day, guests can enjoy live performances, meet Lego characters, and play classic...

07/04/2018: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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AmericaFest

AmericaFest

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

For over 90 years, the Rose Bowl has played hosts to a monumental holiday spectacular. Kicking things off at 2 p.m. is the Family Fun...

07/04/2018: 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July

Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

The entire family can experience a star spangled, ship-wide party aboard the Queen Mary. The holiday amusements include strolling magicians, hula hoopers, and other live...

07/04/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Monterey Park's Independence Day Celebration

Monterey Park's Independence Day Celebration

Barnes Park, Monterey Park, CA

This annual community party presents a variety of ways for families to celebrate the holiday. The park's pool opens at 2:30, and then, at 3...

07/04/2018: 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Grand Park + The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party

Grand Park + The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party

Grand Park, L.A., CA

Be part of the county's largest free July 4th celebration that will be taking place in Grand Park. Bubble fun, chalk art, and sports like...

07/04/2018: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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July 4th Late Night & BBQ

July 4th Late Night & BBQ

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

Spend your July 4th evening looking down into water and up into the air. The Aquarium will stay open late so you can stroll around...

07/04/2018: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Kaboom!

Kaboom!

Fairplex, Pomona, CA

For over 30 years, the Fairplex has been putting the “Red, White and BOOM!” into the Fourth of July. This year's holiday extravaganza starts with...

07/04/2018: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Kids Club at the Commons

Kids Club at the Commons

The Commons at Calabasas, Calabasas, CA

6-7 p.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Camp out under the stars with Girl Scout Campfire Cathy and enjoy her interactive musical show (July...

07/04/2018: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Warner Park's July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

Warner Park's July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

Warner Park, Woodland Hills, CA

This super San Fernando Valley Fourth of July celebration annually draws around 60,000 people to the park. Over 20 local restaurants will be on side...

07/04/2018: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Starlight Bowl's July 4th Celebration

Starlight Bowl's July 4th Celebration

Starlight Bowl, Burbank, CA

The Highstreet Band and Precious Byrd heat up the Starlight Bowl with their high-energy performances before the traditional July 4th fireworks show colorfully fills up...

07/04/2018: 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm

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ISCLA's A Midsummer Night's Dream

ISCLA's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Old Zoo Stage, Griffith Park, L.A., CA

7 p.m. June 30-July 22. Wed.-Sun. (no show July 4). The Independent Shakespeare Company serve up amusing enchantments in this summer production. Strange creatures, fleeing...

07/04/2018: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Marina Del Rey's July 4th Fireworks

Marina Del Rey's July 4th Fireworks

Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey, CA

The Marina will be aglow with a colorful exhibit of pyrotechnics during this 20-minute holiday event. Chace Park is one prime viewing location, as is...

07/04/2018: 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Torrance's 4th of July Fireworks Show

Torrance's 4th of July Fireworks Show

Torrance Civic Center Parking Lot, Torrance, CA

Torrance's annual fireworks show will take place at Civic Center but additional viewing locations include the Toyota Sports Complex (555 Maple Ave.) with gates opening...

07/04/2018: 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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